Agricultural Testing Laboratory

Manure

Testing Helps Produce Top Yields

Manure is a valuable resource that can supply essential crop nutrients to displace the need for commercial fertilizers and organic matter to improve soil structure. Efficient utilization of manure can substantially reduce your production costs and protect our environment.

Reasons to Test

The nutrient content of manure can vary widely. It is influenced by the animal species, feed composition, amount and type of bedding used, moisture content, and other foreign material. Failure to properly credit the nutrients leads to either over or under applying commercial fertilizers. Over applying to produce top yields is typically costly and environmentally unsound. Under applying reduces yield potential and profits. The only way to be certain is if you have your manure tested by a laboratory.